Football rumours from the media

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Alexandre Lacazette‘s future at Arsenal is in doubt due to stalled contract talks and damaging photos in the press, the Daily Mail says. The Gunners have taken a dim view of images in the Daily Star Sunday of Lacazette apparently inhaling a gas substance from a balloon. Furthermore, talks over a new contract for the 28-year-old striker, whose has two years left on his contract, have reportedly become bogged down.

This comes as the Mail also reports the Gunners are keen to sign Amiens forward Serhou Guirassy. The 24-year-old emerged as one of the most promising strikers in France last season, and is said to be looking for a move to the Premier League after the coronavirus-related cancellation of the Ligue 1 season left Amiens relegated. With Arsenal’s funds depleted partly due to the pandemic, they will be looking for a swap deal, the paper says.

Raul Jimenez
Raul Jimenez has attracted interest from Manchester United and Juventus (Bradley Collyer/PA)

Tottenham could be set to beat arch rivals Arsenal in signing Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser. The Scotland international becomes a free agent on June 30, and while Arsenal have shown their interest, Fraser has apparently expressed a preference for Spurs. Liverpool have also been linked to the 26-year-old.

Corentin Tolisso
Corentin Tolisso could be on his way to Manchester United (Steven Paston/PA)

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Jack Grealish: Manchester United’s eagerness to sign the star midfielder may be clouded by the fact they will still have to pay 80million for him even if his current club Aston Villa are relegated, the Daily Mirror reports.

Pedro Chirivella: The Liverpool midfielder, 22, is yet to decide on the offer of a five-year deal from Reds amid interest from Nantes and Rangers, Goal reports.

Nicolo Zaniolo: The 20-year-old Roma forward is a target for Liverpool, Manchester United, and Tottenham, Corriere dello Sport reports.

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